Boos, J. E. (John E.)Alternative names
From the description of J.E. Boos collection of papers relating to Abraham Lincoln , 1912-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983731
John E. Boos (1879-1974), a lifelong resident of Albany, New York was a freelance writer and historian as well an avid collector of historical documents and memorabilia. His chief areas of interest was the history of Albany and vicinity and the life and career of Abraham Lincoln.
From the description of The Flatts (scrapbook), ca. 1924. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 637028713
John E. Boos was born in Albany, New York, in 1879. He worked in Albany as a clerk and as a library assistant but is best remembered for his compilations of personal reminiscences about the life of Abraham Lincoln. Around 1910, he began soliciting firsthand recollections from those who had personally met or seen Lincoln, and by the 1940s he had amassed a large collection of written reflections and records from personal interviews and letters. After exhausting the resources of Lincoln's contemporaries, he shifted his collecting focus to memorabilia related to other United States presidents, a hobby he maintained until his death on January 12, 1974. Of the Boos material related to Lincoln, the Clements Library has approximately 145 items; other significant collections are at the Library of Congress and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
From the guide to the John E. Boos collection, Boos, John E. collection, 1863-2005, 1863-1940, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)
John E. Boos of Albany, New York, collected documents and letters relating to personal experiences with Abraham Lincoln.
From the description of Ann Rutledge [scrapbook] 1928-1929 / [compiled by J.E. Boos.] (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 469812136
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|New York (N.Y.)|
|New York State Capitol (Albany, N.Y.)|
|Lookout Mountain (Appalachian Mountains)|
|Sierra Madre (Calif.)|
|Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863|
|United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865|
|Lincoln--Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858|
|Lake Erie, Battle of, 1813|